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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Palm Desert is 49,953, which is 21.38% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Palm Desert population density is 1,849.15 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 232.55 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Palm Desert is white, which represent 82.65% of the total population. The average Palm Desert education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 49,953. #181

Population Growth Since 2000, #278

Palm Desert, CA

Population Density, #599

Palm Desert, CA
1,849.15 per square mile
232.55 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:41,286 (82.65%, #713)
Black:612 (1.23%, #632)
Hispanic:12,431 (24.89%, #649)
Asian:2,593 (5.19%, #449)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):194 (0.39%, #875)
One Race, Other:3,296 (6.60%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,972 (3.95%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:9,654 (77.66%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:195 (1.57%, see rank)
Cuban:190 (1.53%, see rank)
Central American:1,681 (13.52%, see rank)
South American:337 (2.71%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:170 (6.56%, see rank)
Chinese:693 (26.73%, see rank)
Filipino:1,219 (47.01%, see rank)
Japanese:157 (6.05%, see rank)
Korean:69 (2.66%, see rank)
Vietnamese:214 (8.25%, see rank)
Asian, Other:71 (2.74%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

45,149 (90.38%) out of the total population of 49,953 reported first ancestry.

 Palm Desert, CA% of the Total PopulationCaliforniaU.S.
Arab2400.48%, see rank0.72%0.56%
Czech1440.29%, see rank0.22%0.47%
Danish5071.01%, see rank0.46%0.42%
Dutch9121.83%, see rank0.99%1.40%
English5,89511.80%, see rank5.94%8.02%
French1,6053.21%, see rank2.15%3.34%
German7,59515.20%, see rank8.51%15.03%
Greek5001.00%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian3930.79%, see rank0.32%0.46%
Irish5,03810.09%, see rank6.69%10.80%
Italian2,7685.54%, see rank3.97%5.52%
Norwegian9711.94%, see rank1.02%1.42%
Polish1,0722.15%, see rank1.32%3.01%
Portuguese3540.71%, see rank0.91%0.44%
Russian8381.68%, see rank1.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5321.07%, see rank0.61%0.99%
Scottish1,2442.49%, see rank1.34%1.72%
Subsaharan African600.12%, see rank0.69%0.95%
Swedish8421.69%, see rank1.09%1.27%
Swiss1220.24%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian1570.31%, see rank0.27%0.31%
American2,6475.30%, see rank3.22%7.12%
Welsh4220.84%, see rank0.43%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 23,109 (46.26%, see rank)
Females: 26,844 (53.74%, see rank)

Palm Desert, CA
Male: 46.26%
Female: 53.74%
Male: 49.68%
Female: 50.32%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Palm Desert, CA
50.80 years old
35.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Palm Desert, CA
48.90 years old
34.50 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Palm Desert, CA
52.70 years old
36.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Palm Desert, CA% of the Total PopulationCaliforniaU.S.
Under 5 years1,9583.92%, see rank6.62%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,9055.82%, see rank6.65%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,1954.39%, see rank6.70%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,3144.63%, see rank7.12%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,5445.09%, see rank7.58%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,8879.78%, see rank14.48%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,4138.83%, see rank13.60%12.96%
45 to 54 years6,24112.49%, see rank13.79%14.09%
55 to 64 years6,67213.36%, see rank11.32%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,84115.70%, see rank6.71%7.64%
75 to 84 5,73611.48%, see rank3.72%4.25%
85 years and over2,2474.50%, see rank1.70%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Palm Desert, CACaliforniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population38,037, 100%24,865,866209,056,129
Less Than High School3,598, 9.46%, see rank18.51%13.67%
High School Graduate7,753, 20.38%, see rank20.72%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree13,567, 35.67%, see rank29.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree8,525, 22.41%, see rank19.59%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,594, 12.08%, see rank11.41%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.08, see rank13.4413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Palm Desert, CA CaliforniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,30759.37%40.63%71.91%28.09%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,09689.45%, see rank10.55%, see rank91.40%8.60%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,18291.48%, see rank8.52%, see rank92.33%7.67%90.60%9.40%
College2,46888.78%, see rank11.22%, see rank83.91%16.09%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School40467.08%, see rank32.92%, see rank55.14%44.86%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Palm Desert, CACaliforniaU.S.
Total Households23,636, 100%12,617,280116,211,092
Average Household Size2.10, see rank2.952.63
1 Person Households9,267, 39.21%, see rank24.10%27.57%
2 or More Person Households14,369, 60.79%, see rank75.90%72.43%
Family Households (Families)12,948, 54.78%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size2.88, see rank3.673.32
Married-Couple Family10,204, 43.17%, see rank49.11%48.42%
Nonfamily Households10,688, 45.22%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Palm Desert, CA%CaliforniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total42,895see rank30,462,253252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over19,736100%, see rank15,026,838123,281,364
Never Married5,40827.40%, see rank39.95%35.77%
Married11,66659.11%, see rank49.84%52.04%
Widowed8764.44%, see rank2.14%2.57%
Divorced1,7869.05%, see rank8.07%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over23,159100%, see rank15,435,415129,692,771
Never Married4,53419.58%, see rank32.75%29.48%
Married11,71950.60%, see rank48.11%49.19%
Widowed3,21313.87%, see rank7.96%9.16%
Divorced3,69315.95%, see rank11.18%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Palm Desert, CA%CaliforniaU.S.
Native40,54181.16%, see rank72.97%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence21,10442.25%, see rank54.40%58.73%
Born in Different State18,86037.76%, see rank17.34%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5771.16%, see rank1.23%1.42%
Foreign Born9,41218.84%, see rank27.03%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4,0438.09%, see rank12.90%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,36910.75%, see rank14.13%7.09%
Born In Europe1,4512.90%, see rank1.75%1.53%
Born In Asia2,0204.04%, see rank9.97%3.82%
Born In Africa1510.30%, see rank0.43%0.55%
Born In Oceania520.10%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,3758.76%, see rank14.33%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,3632.73%, see rank0.34%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Palm Desert, CA%CaliforniaU.S.
English18,26677.28%, see rank57.63%79.39%
Spanish3,30113.97%, see rank25.11%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,1835.01%, see rank5.77%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages7953.36%, see rank10.40%3.36%
Other910.39%, see rank1.09%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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